Resources for Caregivers
Colorado ResourcesColorado Eldercare Planning Council (CoEPC) www.carecolorado.net
CoEPC provides a list of companies and individual providers such as; eldercare services, caregiver resources, transportation services, long-term care facilities and information about Medicare, Medicaid, Aging Services, and a Veterans Benefits called the Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit.
DRCOG Network of Care www.drcog.networkofcare.org
The Denver Regional Council of Government (DRCOG) Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Network of Care provides a wide variety of comprehensive resources and assistance for caregivers, older adults and people with disabilities living in the Denver metro area. Talk to an Aging and Disabilities Resource Specialist at 303-480-6700.
Mile High United Way 211 www.unitedwaydenver.org/2-1-1
Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1 is a free and confidential community referral service that connects callers with resources that provide caregiver resources, transportation assistance, senior issues, basic needs and other types of assistance. Trained referral specialists are multi-lingual and available to help individuals with resources. Dial 2-1-1 or call 1-866-760-6489 toll free to chat live with a Resources Specialist or go to their website.
National ResourcesAging Life Care Association, formerly known as the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. www.caremanager.org Aging life care, also known as geriatric case management, is a holistic, client-centered approach to care for older adults or others facing health challenges. The Association provides information for caregivers and families of older adults. Services include; assessment and monitoring, planning and problem-solving, education and advocacy and family caregiver coaching.
Today’s Caregiver www.caregiver.com
Caregiver Media Group provides information, support and guidance for family and caregivers. They produce Today’s Caregiver magazine and their website includes topic specific newsletters, online discussion lists, back issues of their magazine, chat rooms, and an online store filled with products developed for, about and by caregivers.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization CaringInfo www.nhpco.org
CaringInfo provides information and support to anyone who is planning ahead, caregiving, living with a serious illness or grieving a loss. This website provides the following; downloading state specific Advance Directives, advance care planning, caregiving, hospice & palliative Care and grief and loss.
Caregiver Action Network (CAN) (The National Family Caregiver Association www.caregiveraction.org
CAN serves a broad spectrum of caregivers. Their websites are targeted to specific care givers such as; Help for Cancer Caregivers, rare disease caregivers, assisting caregiving employees.